Fred Olsen Cruises Sailing from Rosyth

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has been refining the cruise experience for over a century and a half. As a family-operated company, they are justly proud of their lineage and heritage as much as their success. The company might not be the oldest name in cruising but it is a venerable one. Indeed most of their competitors who sailing from the UK are owned by the American giant Carnival Corporation where the philosophy is ‘big is beautiful’. With their fleet of four ships, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is a company that believes ‘small is beautiful’. They are also justly proud of their Norwegian heritage and appreciate passengers want a wider choice of cruising options than is the norm in today’s world of long flights and short sailings.

To underscore this philosophy, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ 1,350-guest flagship – Balmoral – will be sailing from Edinburgh (Rosyth) for the first time ever in 2018, operating a total of nine sailings. Cruises on offer, from May to July, include a five-night ‘Norwegian Fjords’ departure, a 14-night ‘Scandinavia & St. Petersburg’ Baltic discovery, and a nine-night ‘German Waterways’ experience.

Fred. Olsen Cruises are proud of their long-standing links with Scotland – indeed three of their ships are named Black Watch, Braemar and Balmoral. As these ships are smaller than today’s norm, they can take guests closer to the world’s most enchanting cities and destinations. The company’s management understands that their passengers want a more personalised experience; one where modern-day conveniences sail in harmony with traditional values.

Unashamedly British, the entertainment takes its cue from the West End rather than Broadway; the currency is the familiar pound as opposed to the mighty dollar; and announcements are made in English eschewing a babble of disparate tongues. When it comes to that most sublime cruise pastime of dining, the British palate takes precedence. Chefs ensure that the menus are metaphors for fine-living and good taste while eschewing the modern taboo of over-imagination. For more details on ex-Rosyth cruises call our cruise specialists now on 0800 484 0767 or click  HERE.

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Morag Lee

Morag is the resident blog writer at Barrhead Travel. Can usually be found exploring a cruise ship or on a city break.